Louisiana

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 A former Louisiana State University employee blamed for ruining the commercialization of a medical software program says the real blame lies with school President F. King Alexander.

The Advocate reports Dr. Frank Opelka gave his version of events Monday, prompting Legislative Auditor Daryl Purpera to reopen an investigation into how LSU created affiliated nonprofits and private companies.

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 A 27-year-old New Orleans man has pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the shooting of a Black Lives Matter activist known for his leap through police tape to try to seize a Confederate battle flag during a 2017 demonstration over Civil War monuments in South Carolina.

Roosevelt Iglus had been charged with second-degree murder in the death of 32-year-old Muhiyidin (muh-HEE'-ih-din) Moye, better known as Muhiyidin d'Baha, of Charleston, South Carolina. Conviction would have brought an automatic life sentence.

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Two members of a police department in a New Orleans suburb were fired Monday — one for a Facebook post calling U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez a "vile idiot" and suggesting that she be shot, the other for "liking" the post.

Gretna Police Chief Arthur Lawson announced the terminations Monday. Officer Charlie Rispoli was fired for a post saying Ocasio-Cortez "needs a round" and not "the kind she used to serve" — an apparent reference to her having once been a bartender.

Officer Angelo Varisco was fired for "liking" the post.

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 A former band director at Southern University in Louisiana is accused of pocketing more than $293,000 from public funds owed to the school.

A report released Monday by Legislative Auditor Daryl Purpera says Nathan Haymer set up a collection system with an unauthorized third party to collect the money.

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 A pregnant Louisiana woman is being accused of huffing an electronic dusting product on a roadway.

The Monroe News Star reports 33-year-old Melissa Blair was charged Friday with abuse of toxic vapors and obstruction of a public passage.

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At approximately 7:00 a.m., Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop F began investigating a fatal crash on LA Hwy 15 just south of Monroe. This crash took the life of 36-year-old Ashley Dixon of Monroe.

Unrestrained Driver Killed In Lincoln Parish Crash

Jul 22, 2019
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At approximately 1:00 p.m., Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop F began investigating a fatal crash on US Hwy 167 just south of Dubach. This crash took the life of 87-year-old Charles May of Dubach.

The initial investigation by State Police revealed the crash occurred as May was traveling south on US Hwy 167 in a 2006 Buick Lucerne. For reasons unknown, the vehicle traveled off the right side of the road, down a ditch embankment, and rolled over several times. May, who was unrestrained, was ejected.

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A favorite New Orleans confection is making a comeback seven years after a devastating fire ended production.

Hubig's Pies will be produced again next year in suburban Jefferson Parish, the Louisiana Economic Development agency said in a news release.

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 A former Louisiana State University lineman says he's adjusting to life with a titanium leg after being shot by a dog while duck hunting in Mississippi.

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A Louisiana veteran of World War II has received an award from France for his actions during the war.

News outlets report 97-year-old Lawrence Boudreaux received a French Legion of Honor medal Tuesday for his service at Normandy.

France's new ambassador to the United States, Philippe Etienne, bestowed France's highest order of merit to Boudreaux at a veterans home in Jennings.

Etienne says France wanted to pay tribute to Boudreaux and "all American veterans who liberated France and Europe."

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